Vintage Circus Layout / Countdown Begins!

Little (my granddaughter) recently went to a 1930's Circus Birthday Party.  It was a wonderful party with full creative decor.  When I saw the photos of Little, taken by Tabitha Safdi Photography, I was inspired by the decor from the party to do a vintage circus theme layout.

Of course your know I used Graphic 45's Le Cirque.

Ingredients:  Graphic 45 Le Cirque's paper collection, WeRMemory Keepers twine; Tim Holtz letters, vintage photo distress ink; Ranger stickles; Fiskars Jenni Bowlin banner squeeze punch; vintage ribbon; Fiskars mirco-tip scissors; X-ACTO series z craft knife; Dymo clear label tape

  • I used a piece of clip art as my template for the circus tent.
  • The banners were created by using a narrow piece of paper in the squeeze punch so to just punch out the tip giving me a small banner.

This was one fun layout to create.  It is simple but detailed with the focus on Little and her circus nose!

5 days 11 days until the most inspirational, personal, heart warming, and at times it will bring tears to your eyes ... Blog Event:  12 Days of Home for the Holidays!  Starting December 1st crafters throughout our crafting community will be sharing their personal holiday traditions.  There are some incredible tutorials, recipes, and insights into your favorite crafter.  

OOPS!  When I did this blog post I was under the delusion that December 1st came the Saturday after Thanksgiving.  Not so this year.  LOL  So the countdown is not at 5 days but at 11 days.  There is still plenty of time to help me get the word the 12 Days of Home for the Holidays badge...let your friends know...even set up your own 12 Days of Home for the Holidays party with your friends to share ideas and create some of the great projects you will find here.  Sorry about the mistake.  I'm just excited about sharing these wonderful crafters with you!

Our sponsors have put together one very huge, generous giveaway.  I need help getting the word out, so here is an opportunity to get your name in the drawing before the event begins.  Let your friends know to mark 12 Days of Home for the Holidays blog event on their calendar.  Use your Facebook page, messageboards, email, Twitter, your blog, or just get creative about getting the word out.  Feel free to take the badge that is on the top right hand side of the blog and post it to your blog.  Leave a link and a comment on this post and I'll add your name to early birds for the drawing on December 13th.

Thanks to all my readers for joining in on the fun.

Have a Crafty Day!

Gratitude List
1.  time with little Ali
2.  my thoughtful husband, a true gift from God
3.  my daughter's strength
4.  God's provision for our needs
5.  God's pursuit that is unending


  1. Wonderful page and the photo is so adorable! Great application of Le Cirque collection.

  2. Beautiful and very creative layout! Love what you did with the twine :)

  3. AMAZING!! You are the G45 queen.

  4. Wow - I so love how creative your layouts are!

  5. What a great layout!

  6. what a cute picture and what a great layout!

  7. Gorgeous layout, I love the bunting coming from the top of the page. x

  8. awesome layout~you really know what to do with graphic45~love verything especially the tent and " little" ~cute pic!! and lets talk about those 5's my heart started racing!!!!

  9. EEEK! That's so cute! Just adorable! I had a clown nose that when work would get really stressful, I would just put it on. :)

    You did a fabulous job! Thanks for sharing.

  10. Adorable page and super cute photo! TFS

  11. What an adorable layout. Its fun to have retro parties and remember the simple life. Great idea.

  12. Wonderful layout!! So fun!

  13. Anonymous10:57 PM

    Wonderful layout!! Love the tent you created! I didn't know dymo made a clear label to get that!! xo Evie


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